The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad has been approached by global investment bank Goldman Sachs to launch its much-hyped 10,000 Women initiative in India. This global initiative aims to help under-served women entrepreneurs in receiving business and management education. The premise is that partnerships between education, development, and business experts can help bring about significant change through improved business education for women entrepreneurs. In India, Goldman Sachs and ISB will provide world class business education to selected participants to help them grow their businesses.
The number of women entrepreneurs selected for training will be minimum 35, but not more than 40. Only five participants from outside Hyderabad will be trained. For these five outstation participants, boarding and lodging on all programme teaching days will be provided free.
The programme includes 19 days of classroom instruction interspersed by on-the-job application and mentoring support. It is spread over three months.
It is expected that by the end of the programme, the women entrepreneurs will be able to bridge the gap of a formal management education, understand the various functions that drive business, strengthen their business by refining their business model and move to a high growth phase and gear up to meet the challenges of growing competition and complexity.